Definition of 'assign'
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The three women have been assigned different roles. Times, Sunday Times (2017)After clocking on, you are assigned a task. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Gender and age are universally used to assign different economic tasks. Cultural Anthropology (1995)Two detectives have been assigned to work on the case. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Companies assign values to their assets in their annual results. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Women tend to be assigned roles that are more repetitive and require less concentration. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)Each visiting officer is assigned one family to support. Times, Sunday Times (2009)As the variety of tasks assigned to an individual increases there is less specialization in that job. Personnel Management: A New Approach (1991)We are losing the specialist roles once assigned to the different members of the back row. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Individuals within each agency are also assigned affirmative action roles. Human Resource Management in Government (1995)They could also see how the additional administrative work of assigning credit card expenses further sapped valuable staff time. Christianity Today (2000)The task voters have assigned to policymakers now is to make it the most open and dynamic economy in the world. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is usually a defining moment in the formation of any enterprise when the potential spoils are divided and roles assigned. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They are assigned much less homework. Advanced Educational Psychology For Educators, Researchers and Policymakers, (1995)Workers must be provided with a free health assessment before they are assigned to night work and at regular intervals after that. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But they were waved through by agents assigned to protect the man who is more at threat than anyone else on the planet. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Until recently, our visiting members were usually assigned to offices with two members to an office. Infinite in All Directions (1989)More than 150 officers were assigned to the case. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Hundreds of police and MI5 officers were assigned to the investigation. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Under the new regime, companies will be obliged to assign a dollar value to retirement benefits and share options. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Actually, the first question is, should they assign any value to diversification at all? LIVING ON THE FAULT LINE, REVISED EDITION (2002)After the opening brace you write out the first design property you want to work with, then use a colon to assign a value to the property. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'assign'
British English: assign VERB
If you assign a piece of work to someone, you give them the work to do.
When I taught, I would assign a topic to children which they would write about.
Definition of assign from the Collins English Dictionary
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